Camera Flash Reboots Particle Photon

I was taking photos of the Photon to use show it to a friend and when I did this my Photon rebooted. I assume this happens because a component on the Photon is just a bare die. I have done this several times to make sure it wasn’t a one time thing. I wonder what component is causing this to happen.

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what :slight_smile: ?

This is a thing, particularly with wafer scale packaging (known in the industry as “chip on sh*t”).

Here are some links:

Can I refer to it as the “Xenon Reboot” since I discovered this bug/flaw on the Photon?

I figured the metal can over the processor would stop the flash from doing this.

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I don’t really see it as a big deal considering it’s easy to cover the top of the boards and normally they are tucked away inside something anyways.